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All Right? Campaign update: March 2019

Wednesday, March 06, 2019   Posted in: Healthy Christchurch Notices By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, wellbeing, campaign

Kia ora. Can you believe it's March Ōtautahi!

We're enjoying our slightly cooler nights and the hints of autumn colour which are starting to emerge. We're also enjoying school being back!

The city has been a hive of activity over the last few weeks - lots of buskers, music, fireworks, lanterns and noodles. And there's heaps to look forward to - Polyfest, Children's Day celebrations, King Arthur at the Botanic Gardens, as well as all the great usual suspects like exploring our ever changing city (checked out the City Promenade?), the museum and art gallery, Tūranga, walks and farmers' markets.

Get ideas on getting the most out of what Ōtautahi has to offer on:

The All Right? team

Communicating by colour

The Science Communicator’s Association recently used our badges at their conference to help people indicate their preferences when it came to communicating with others. The badges were intended to support people with autism in particular, but all attendees were encouraged to take part.

All Right? badges were used in a traffic light system:

  • Green: Go – Hi! Let’s Chat
  • Orange: Slow please – I’d prefer to only chat now if we’ve met previously
  • Red: Stop – Not able to interact currently

The team at SCANZ also added in a “blue light”, which indicated you would like to chat to people but weren’t sure where to start - this was by far the most used badge.

Grove of Intention

We’re really excited to be supporting The Grove of Intention mural in the city. The Grove of Intention will be a series of seven painted trees sharing people's single word answers to wellbeing questions.

To start things off we're collecting one-word answers to the question: 'What are you grateful for?'

A public unveiling of the Grove of Intention will take place on Saturday 16th March 2019.

Tell us what you're grateful for.

Print your pepeha

One of the things that makes us unique is our history, culture and whakapapa, and we can all take pride in these things, no matter where we are from. A pepeha is a way to introduce ourselves in te reo Māori.

We're loving the website - not only does it take you through the process of creating your own pepeha, but it generates a beautiful poster which you can save to your device, have it printed for display or as a taonga for yourself or a loved one.

Good things take time

Have you ever wondered just how many hours it took to make a friendship? Wonder no more.

According to 2018 research it takes adults 94 hours to turn acquaintances into casual friends, 164 hours to transition from casual friends to friends, and an additional 100 hours for friends to become good or best friends.

It is clear that when it comes to making friends, good things take time. What could you do to nurture an old friendship or to create a new one?

Making a difference on social media 

An evaluation of All Right's use of social media has shown that social media can play an important role in supporting health and wellbeing following a disaster - when done properly.

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Ekant Veer is co-author of the paper, and says social media can be a force for good if you can get the tone right, tap into people’s everyday experiences, and use a mixture of engaging and specialised content.

Until next time, e noho rā

All Right?We're always keen to hear your stories, thoughts and ideas. Get in touch with All Right?

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Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch